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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Death of the Dowager Countess of Portland (2016)

_. The Dowager Countess of Portland, who died 23 March, 2016, aged 79, was the second wife, and widow, of the late 11th Earl of Portland (1919-97) (Peerage of England, cr 1689).

She was the former Jenifer Hopkins, only daughter of Reginald Hopkins, of London, and married 23 Feb, 1974, as his second wife, the then Henry Noel Bentinck, who succeeded to the earldom, 3o July, 1990, on the demise of his kinsman, the 9th (and last) Duke of Portland.

There were no offspring of the union. Her stepson, the 12th Earl of Portland, is the actor Timothy Bentinck.

The funeral is at Christ Church, Chorleywood, 12 Apr, 2016.

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